There is no obvious sound of relief in the voices of Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey, the editors of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Along with the director, J.J. Abrams, of course, they felt the pressure of the fans’ expectations for this film, but the record breaking box-office and the generally positive reviews must have come as a welcome liberation.
We’ve never understood these keyboards. Either you know the shortcuts – in which case you don’t need them written on the keys – or you don’t – in which case hunting for the function on the keyboard is slower than going to the program’s menu. But they do exist and Logickeyboard have announced that the new DaVinci Resolve 12 shortcut keyboard now is available for PC and Mac.
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of DaVinci Resolve 12.1 which adds features such as remote rendering, 10-bit viewers, new editing and colour correction tools.
ADAM GARSTONE reviews updates from a software vendor he thought he’d heard the last from as they were subsumed in to the Adobe pantheon. They make translation software between programs, but it works.
My theory is that, a few years ago, Blackmagic Design realised that Resolve was turning into a Non-Linear Video Editor – almost by accident.
The virtual editing system of Forscene continues to tease editors with its promise of hardware-free editing using cloud-computing and a standard Internet connection.
To coincide with the start of NAB, Apple announced another update to FCP – to version 10.2.
Apple also updated the iMac with Retina 5K Display – which I’m going to call a 5k display or they’ll throw me out of the Pedants’ Club.
At first glance the new 15” MacBook Pro with Retina display seems to be a fairly minor tweak to the older model, but some of the more nerdy changes under the hood make a big difference.
Since Final Cut Pro X was unveiled as a kind of iMovie Pro the knives have been out for the editing platform. But the evolution of the software has been clever and unique and good enough to persuade Hollywood to grant it a second chance. We spoke to the editor involved JAN KOVAC about how he won the job and pushed it through to the final edit.
Sonnet Technologies has announced the availability of the Sonnet DX Thunderbolt Adapter for Avid Media Composer Mojo DX and Avid Nitris DX.
I've lugged a 17" laptop around for the last eight years, simply because I like the extra screen size for most of the jobs I do - or maybe I'm just at the age when tiny text is getting harder and harder to read.